Thesis: Shakespeare influenced the world through his early middle and late life.
Quote #1: William Shakespeare was born in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, the third of eight children" ("Anderson").
Commentary: This shows when he was born and what town he was born in. This is important because it shows what place he grew up with.
Quote #2: "In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. They had three children: Susanna, born in 1583, and twins, Hamnet and Judith, born in 1585" ("Lander").
Commentary: This shows that he had a family with three children and two of them were twins. This was important because it shows that he was a family man and a poet.
Quote #3: During his second period, Shakespeare brought historical drama and Elizabethan romantic comedy to near perfection" ("Anderson").
Commentary: This shows that he invented new kinds of plays and revolutionized the world. This is important because he created new kinds of plays.
Quote #4: Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world's greatest dramatist and the fines poet England has ever produced" ("Lander").
Commentary: This shows that Shakespeare was the finest playwright in history of England. This is important because it shows that he had a major impact on the world.
Quote #5: During most of Shakespeare’s lifetime, England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth I. Her reign is often called the Elizabethan Age" ("William").
Commentary: This shows what time period he live in and who was England Queen. This is important because it show who was the Queen at that time
Quote #6: It was once common to claim that in the late 1500’s, when Shakespeare first began to write his plays, the English people were experiencing a period of great optimism and patriotism" ("William").
Commentary: This show how even when he just started writing he was still known to the people. This is important because it show even when he just stared he was a great poet
Anderson, Robert. “Williams Shakespeare and His Life.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.
Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.
“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.